Fox tentpole The Martian has blasted off in China, opening to $50.1 million. That’s far ahead of fellow space epics Gravity and Interstellar.
Globally, The Martian has rocketed past the $500 million mark thanks to its late China run, finishing Sunday with an estimated $545.1 million in worldwide ticket sales. To boot, the film has become Ridley Scott’s biggest movie internationally, surpassing Prometheus ($278 million).
The Martian has grossed $218.6 million domestically and $326.1 million overseas. (THR)